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Noooooo do NOT do this unless you want to consistently repair your system. Don't void your warranty, let them deal with the problems it has. I would just go for a jasper, you can tell by the power plug. If they won't find a jasper, ask if they'll find a black system, or at least an HDMI system to increase your chances. But yeah I would just buy a 4gb for $50 more.

lol warranty, if he is buying a used xbox there is no warranty. he might have the GS 30 day warrantly but that is it.


And to answer the OP's question, yes you will need a HDD for games. Halo requires you to have a HDD. and dependent on the amount of games you play the the on board memory, you can fill it up quick.
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also a lot of the used xbox's at gamestop are banned from xbox live. might take that into consideration
 
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also a lot of the used xbox's at gamestop are banned from xbox live. might take that into consideration

never thought of that, but yes this! ^
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Buying a used old gen xbox is like buying a lada.
It will break.
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Yes, I understand there is a chance of breaking that's why I want cooling solutions.
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Yes, I understand there is a chance of breaking that's why I want cooling solutions.

Remove the casing and aim a fan right over the board.
You could remove the heatsink and apply a better thermal paste it could help too .
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Yes, I understand there is a chance of breaking that's why I want cooling solutions.

Thats why I posted this link allready... wink.gif

http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=32&id=175

It's specially designed for X-Box cooling. And they are the same dudes from the Silver Arrow so it CANNOT be bad wink.gif
   
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Have had my 360 for many years and not one single RROD. That was after weeks on end of playing Halo 3 back in the day.
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lol warranty, if he is buying a used xbox there is no warranty. he might have the GS 30 day warrantly but that is it.
And to answer the OP's question, yes you will need a HDD for games. Halo requires you to have a HDD. and dependent on the amount of games you play the the on board memory, you can fill it up quick.

You don't require a HDD for anything (Atleast not anything released before like summer to my knowledge). IMO the only real use of the HDD is cutting down on noise from the disc drive by installing the games. Load speeds are barely noticeable most of the time and besides the noise the only noticeable difference is texture load speeds, but only moreso on certain games will you notice it.

Also to OP, since it's an arcade model and I believe it's any models that are 09 or newer they are supposed to be built on a different fabrication process, causing less heat and reducing the RROD chances since it's mainly just from extreme amounts of heat causing the embedded CPU & CPU's solder to brittle and break. Personally, I've had 2 360's (One modeled 07 Pro and one 09 Arcade) and both of them have never had a single issue after honestly playing on days end for long sessions. Only advisory is to keep it in an open area, basically the same rules as a PC which I see as the biggest cause for any RROD's I see, completely thrown into a tight self or something. Also any of those silly cooler things are absolutely terrible and will not help at all, ALL OF THEM.
    
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I added a 60mm blowhole to the side my of my 'box. Its blowing cool air straight into the small secondary heatsink coming from the gpu heatsink via heatpipe. The fans are always at the slowest speed, and the case is always cool to the touch. Plus I cut out the fan grills in the back, made quite a difference overall. But without modding, Id just sit it somewhere in the open, on its side, and elevated so air can flow under the hot mobo side of the case.
    
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